What happens to thoroughbred horses when their racing days are over? Well, if the horses are lucky, they will find a new home at the James River Correctional Facility.
Few prisons have a more pleasant setting: on Goochland's Bucolic Hills, overlooking the James River, the James River Correctional Work Center, the part of the prison not scheduled to close. In addition to producing products for state inmates, the part of the work center called "Greener Pastures" gives race horses a second career with the care and attention of inmates who learn much more than a trade.
All of the horses but one are up for adoption. The horses are available for adoption or sponsorship.